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Cake Mix Shortbread Bars


You can make a tender and crunchy Shortbread Bar cookie starting with cake mix and adding a few more ingredients.
Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 48 cookies

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  • Ingredients:
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 1 pkg, two layer white cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans



Step 1


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In small bowl, beat egg white with vanilla and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. In large bowl, with same beaters, mix cake mix, butter and cream cheese until a crumbly dough forms. Press dough into jelly roll pan. Spread with egg white mixture and sprinkle with walnuts. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Cool completely before cutting into squares.
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5 out of 5
Awesome!, Guest Theresa
I doubled the meringue topping and used chocolate chips and a generous drizzle of caramel. The base was a little thin because of the size of the jelly roll pan I used, so next time I think I will make them in a brownie pan and just bake them longer. I greased the pan which made the bars a little soft. No one seemed to mind but I think using waxed paper or parchment underneath would be better. These are a great way to use up whatever you have in the pantry since you can be creative with the toppings.


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